Tin Blood Test

The Tin Blood Test test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

Tin Blood Test

Tin Total, Serum/Plasma

This test measures the level of tin in a blood sample.  Tin is a metallic element that is naturally found in the environment.  Tin concentrations in most food and drink are very low and not at a level harmful to the human body.  While many types of canned foods use containers that contain tin, cans that are correctly treated typically prevent the absorption of tin into the food itself.  Food from cans that are kept beyond the recommended expiration date or are not produced using modern safety standards may have a higher risk of tin contamination.  People working in industrial settings where tin compounds are used or produced can risk tin toxicity from airborne dust or fumes.  Runoff from factories that use tin may cause contamination in the surrounding environment, putting people living in these areas at a higher risk of exposure. 

Testing for tin levels is typically ordered for people who work in an industrial setting where there is a risk of exposure, especially if they experience symptoms of toxicity.  Symptoms of tin toxicity can include anemia, stomachache, liver and Kidney problems, and difficulty breathing.

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Tin Total

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